Over Thirty Years of Great Burgers: Fuddruckers

Fuddruckers - Ontario

I remember going to Fuddruckers in Costa Mesa when I was a kid.  It was my favorite burger place back then, and is still in my top three now. It has been many years since the Costa Mesa location closed, but the Ontario location is still around.

Fuddruckers offers four burger sizes: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and 1 pound. The all-American beef is fresh, never frozen, and cooked to order. Complementing the burgers, are light, slightly oversized buns that are baked fresh every day in the restaurant. In my opinion, these are the best hamburger buns anywhere. Order a side of onion rings and a shake, and you’ve got a great burger experience.

Fuddruckers - Bacon Burger
Fuddruckers - Onion Rings

If you’re not in the mood for a beef burger, you can also get a turkey, veggie or salmon burger. Fuddruckers also offers “exotic burgers”, which are made from free range buffalo, elk and wild boar.

Fuddruckers does not top your burger. Instead, they let you build your own burger by selecting your own fresh produce and toppings.

Fuddruckers - Produce Bar
Fuddruckers - Toppings Bar

Fuddruckers in Ontario is a pretty big place, with plenty of seating. This place also has the new style of Coke machines that let you come up with pretty much any combination of flavored soda you can think of.

Fuddruckers Ontario - Inside
Fuddruckers - Coke Mix Machines

Although I’m not sure when the Ontario location opened, Fuddruckers has been around since 1980. If you like burgers, give it a try.

Other Fuddruckers’ locations in SoCal: Lake Forest, Buena Park, Lakewood, Burbank, Santa Monica, San Diego Mira Mesa, La Mesa, Chula Vista.

Unfortunately, the Costa Mesa Fuddruckers is gone.

4423 East Mills Circle
Ontario, CA

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